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So, I am on the market for some new wheels, I want to see what you all like, give me idea's.
I have a 2008 Release series 5.0

GO! :D

Lets make this interesting, If someone finds a wheel that I end up buying, I will send them a refurbished HID kit for free..
(The HID kit I bought the left light quit working so I sent it in, and I don't feel like waiting 2-3 months on the refurb, So I bought a new kit) I am a man of my word.
 

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What are you after?
Size? Larger? 18-20?
Performance?
What color are you thinking? Sliver? Dsrk (black, gunmetal, etc)? Bright? Shiny?
Ride smoothness?
How large a budget are you thinking? 500-800? 1000? 5000? That makes a HUGE difference as to options.

Each has its own kind of rims that would work great

On my xB, I'm going for performance as primary w/ ride as secondary, all w/in a smaller budget. I am married w/ kids and have other expenses that make multi-thousand dollar rims hard to justify. Others don't have that. Plus, I want them to be cheap enough to be replaceable in the future fairly easily.
I am getting (this week for arrival) 16x7 Rota Slipstreams (14 pounds/each) in flat black w/ red lip. That makes for 6-8 pound reduction per-wheel and I can still get extreme performance rubber on them (in 225/50/16), in the same width as on much wider rims. Keeping 50-55 ratio tires means the ride won't be any harsher (taller rubber works as shock-absorbers for minor road irregularities) and I can still get performance shocks/springs w/o the ride-notice of the wife and kids.

For looks and "bling," or a VIP or "street racer" /F&F look, you'd want MUCH larger diameter rims.
 

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Size: 16-18 Nothing Bigger.
I would like to go with like a flat black wheel, gloss black, or gunmetal.
I had chrome 18's, and it ate through my gas tank. But there is a guy on Scion life selling some work vs-xx wheels fora good price and man those are baller :naughty:

But I wouldnt mind any light weight wheels either. So many choices.

Money wise, Im trying to spend less than $1700 with both wheels and tires.
 

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if that's a "good" price (FS ad on scionlife).....you can get a better rare set for cheaper.

dude....more importantly are the offsets. you want to go lower dude. like +24 and below. i'm currently on 17x8+24 and 17x9+39 (wish i could have gone a little lower on the offset but it's nothing a spacer could fix) on tokico HP and DF210 suspension wrapped on 45 NO RUBBING.

http://www.rbwheels.com <---check them for rare stuff
 

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The stock bore is 60.1 and the offset is 45.
You HAVE to go bigger than 60 bore for it to fit. Otherwise it is like trying to fit a kids hat on an adult.
For offset, you'd want a smaller number, not bigger. If the offset is larger, any width wider than 6.5" is all on the inside and toward the wheel wells.
I'd recommend a 40 over 48.
 

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Ok so for the bore's, Im going to have to buy hub centric rings again? :eek:hno:


to get an idea, this is my xB with my chrome Z wheels, Some guy walked up to me and offered me $650 for the wheels, so how could I refuse :)



 
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